Louisiana Online Sports Betting Beats New York In One Category During First Weekend

Louisiana online sports betting has been live for a week, and bayou bettors wasted no time getting in on the action. During its first weekend, Louisiana recorded over 3.4 million geolocation transactions. That online activity surpassed New York’s first weekend of mobile betting on a per capita basis.

According to a press release from GeoComply, a company that helps sportsbooks track their customers, the number of unique players in Louisiana sports betting’s first 36 hours represented 3.6% of Louisiana’s adult population. During its opening weekend of mobile betting, New York’s unique players represented 3.3% of its adult population.

It goes without saying that New York is a much bigger market than Louisiana as it had over 17 million total transactions over the first weekend, but the initial activity among Louisiana bettors is a positive sign for the industry moving forward.

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Full Breakdown

Online sports betting is permitted in 55 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes. The nine parishes that voted against legalized sports betting are Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, Jackson, LaSalle, Sabine, Union, West Carrol, and Winn. These parishes are “geo-fenced out,” and bettors do not have access to bet on their mobile devices. They simply have to drive to other parishes to place sports bets.

Breaking down GeoComply’s volumes, 68% of Louisiana transactions occurred in the southeastern part of the state. Most notably, these transactions encompassed Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the state’s two most populous cities.

The video below displays a pin-drop map showing the volume and location of check-ins from Louisiana players. These markings are not indicative of total wagers, but of total log-ins on mobile sportsbooks. The red shaded areas within state lines indicate the nine parishes where mobile betting is not permitted.

Overall, Louisiana ranked eighth in GeoComply’s transaction volumes during its opening weekend. The Pelican State saw more transaction volume than IndianaTennessee, Colorado, and Connecticut.

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Sports Betting Apps Now Available In Louisiana

Along with 10 retail casinos for in-person betting, five mobile sports betting apps are live in Louisiana. The action got started on Jan. 28, and the apps that are available are DraftKingsBetMGMCaesarsBetRivers, and FanDuel.

These sportsbooks have welcome bonus offers for Louisiana bettors to use. Many of these deals feature either a deposit bonus or risk-free bet for the initial wager. Terms and conditions apply.

DraftKings Sportsbook Louisiana$50 Free Bet On Deposit + 20% Up To $1,000 On DepositClick to Claim
Caesars Sportsbook LouisianaFirst Bet Up To $1,250 Click to Claim (Code: SHARPBETFULL)
BetMGM Louisiana Sportsbook$1,000 Risk Free BetClick to Claim (Code: SHARP)
BetRivers Sportsbook LouisianaSecond Chance Free Bet up to $500Click to Claim (Code: SHARPRIV)
PointsBet Sportsbook Louisiana2 Second Chance Free Bets up to $2,000Click to Claim (Code: BESTOFFER)
FanDuel Sportsbook LouisianaNo Sweat First Bet Up To $1,000Click to Claim

About the Author

Connor Grootenhuis

Connor Grootenhuis is a Content Manager and sportswriter covering all things sports betting. Based in the Bayou State of Louisiana, he is a lifelong sports fan and a believer that every loss is a bad beat and every win is easy money.